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To Bless the Space Between Us

By John O'Donohue
  • ISBN Code: : 0385525648
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
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  • Pdf : to-bless-the-space-between-us.pdf

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From the author of the bestselling Anam Cara comes a beautiful collection of blessings to help readers through both the everyday and the extraordinary events of their lives. John O’Donohue, Irish teacher and poet, has been widely praised for his gift of drawing on Celtic spiritual traditions to create words of inspiration and wisdom for today. In To Bless the Space Between Us, his compelling blend of elegant, poetic language and spiritual insight offers readers comfort and encouragement on their journeys through life. O’Donohue looks at life’s thresholds—getting married, having children, starting a new job—and offers invaluable guidelines for making the transition from a known, familiar world into a new, unmapped territory. Most profoundly, however, O’Donohue explains “blessing” as a way of life, as a lens through which the whole world is transformed. O’Donohue awakens readers to timeless truths and shows the power they have to answer contemporary dilemmas and ease us through periods of change.

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  • Pdf File: box-of-butterflies.pdf

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ​Roma Downey—best known as the beloved angel on the TV show Touched by an Angel—“has created a beautiful and personal testimony to the presence of God in our lives and our world” (Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles). Ever since she was a little girl, Roma has seen butterflies as a reminder of God’s presence. They have appeared to her in moments when she needed encouragement, reminding her that she is not alone. In this deeply personal book, Roma shares stories from her life, alongside quotes, poems, scripture, and artwork that she prays will uplift you as they have her. Reminiscent of the message of her popular television series, Touched by an Angel, this book’s central theme is that there is a God, He loves you, and that even in your most difficult moments, He is by your side. The subtle butterfly theme reminds us that the wonder of God’s love and kindness is sometimes reflected in the gentle whispers of His creation and that we all have the power to transform from simple caterpillars into exquisite butterflies. This inspirational book invites you to return to its pages again and again, as life brings new challenges, or you find yourself in need of new inspiration. Box of Butterflies “will touch you and move you and strengthen you” (Kathie Lee Gifford).

How to Live

By Judith Valente
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hampton Roads Publishing
  • Book Code : 1612834108
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 215
  • Pdf File: how-to-live.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“How to Live helps us see what we are losing; to make us taste what we’re in danger of dismissing as unimportant. It reminds us of what we’ve missed but is still at hand, waiting to enliven the age in which we live as well as to be remembered for its contributions to the past.”—Joan Chittister The Rule of St. Benedict arose from an era when a great civilization was threatened by violence, economic forces that favored the wealthy, political leaders that lacked the trust of the public, and rampant xenophobia. Similar to the anxieties and frustrations of the 6th century, we are living in a time where societies need to stress community over competition, consensus over conflict, simplicity over self gain, and silence over the constant chatter and distractions of our lives. In How to Live, Judith Valente explores the key elements of the rule and clearly demonstrates how incorporating this ancient wisdom can change the quality and texture of our lives offering a way forward from the divisions gripping our country. These fresh and profound explorations are inspiring and thoughtful, and will motivate readers to live a meaningful life.

Feast for the Journey

By Karen Lee Turner,Nevin Compton Trammell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1608448142
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 796
  • Pdf File: feast-for-the-journey.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Feast for the Journey is an enriching guide for individuals and small groups who want creative ways to cultivate a meaningful life in the midst of hectic and uncertain times. If you long for a renewed spark, clearer direction, more confidence in your choices, fresh ways to make a difference, and self-care that isn't self-ish, Feast for the Journey offers four soul-satisfying, hands-on courses that will lead you through: An eye-opening self-assessment that reveals what's most important in your life's story. Four new practices to help you cultivate a life that matters-starting wherever you are. Practical tips for finding and freeing your voice in love, work, and everyday life. Creative ways to celebrate and honor the changes and seasons you're going through. On whatever path you find yourself, Feast for the Journey invites you to try a new vision and direction for moving forward-all in a nourishing, peaceful, and creative setting. KAREN LEE TURNER has designed, taught, and refined the courses offered in Feast for the Journey for more than twenty years. An artist, musician, college professor, and retreat leader, she has a doctorate in education from Peabody of Vanderbilt University and writes in her backyard studio "shed" in Nashville, Tennessee. She is joined by NEVIN COMPTON TRAMMELL, career expert, poet, activist, and author of Cream Soda Blues. He is a licensed clinical social worker with a doctorate from Vanderbilt University. "Whether you're starting out, starting over, or somewhere in-between, Feast for the Journey is a rare book for anyone wondering, 'What's next in my life?'" -Joe Calloway, author of Becoming A Category of One, Never By Chance, and Indispensable "This is good stuff-a journal, a workbook, a confessional memoir, a scholarly text, a resource manual, and a story. Woven together, it is indeed a new sort of book." -Dale Brown, Director of the Buechner Institute and author of The Book of Buechner "Anyone who senses the soul's deep longing for celebration, restoration, delight, and movement toward something 'more' will find their place at the beautifully hospitable table set for Feast for the Jour ney." -Pamela C. Hawkins, author of The Awkward Season and Simply Wait"

Be Afraid

By Joseph Haward
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532632010
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 439
  • Pdf File: be-afraid.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You would usually imagine blood-sucking vampires and crucifix-holding priests in a fight to the death, but professional "holy man" Reverend Joe Haward believes horror can show us how to truly live. Could it be that horror, combined with faith, has the power to transform the world for the better? In this controversial book you are invited to discover how flesh-eating zombies, ghosts, and Jesus have the potential to turn the world upside down and create beautiful communities of peace. From Hannibal Lecter showing us the power of forgiveness, to Stephen King's IT revealing why authentic speech might change your life forever, this book will take you into the heart of terror, and lead you into a brave new world. Be afraid, because you might never be the same again.

Modern Guide to Energy Clearing

By Barbara Moore
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Book Code : 0738755354
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 396
  • Pdf File: modern-guide-to-energy-clearing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Create Your Best Self and Live Your Purpose Transform your life with Barbara Moore's complete guide to working with energy. Usable by anyone, regardless of spiritual path, this friendly and down-to-earth book shows how to make a personalized toolkit of techniques for any circumstance, from clearing long-standing blocks to cultivating the energy you want. Modern Guide to Energy Clearing helps you develop a practice that works for you and the life you're living right now. You'll first learn to clear inappropriate energy and maintain healthy energy within yourself. Then you'll expand that energetic wellness into your home, your workplace, and other shared or public spaces. Explore numerous techniques, including personal clearing, cording, shielding, clearing clutter, setting intentions, and addressing the elements. Build good energetic habits using a variety of tools, including sage, incense, runes, candles, wind chimes, crystals, drums, and blessings. This inspiring book offers guidance on bringing peace and abundance not just to your life, but also to the world. Praise: "Modern Guide to Energy Clearing is a book designed so you will actually work with it, returning many times over to deepen your understanding and broaden your clearing practices."—New Spirit Journal

The Way of the Empath

By Elaine Clayton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hampton Roads Publishing
  • Book Code : 1612834752
  • Total of Pages : 178
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 809
  • Pdf File: the-way-of-the-empath.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A guide for every empath and spiritually sensitive soul to explore their abilities with exercises, affirmations, and creative journaling, as well as methods to protect themselves. Are you an empath looking to better understand yourself and your place in the Universe? To be an empath is an art form—to discover how our perceptions guide and inform us, shape us, and at times limit us, requires extraordinary awareness. It also requires the skills and the strength of a lion because it takes real courage to be empathic. The good news is that there are ways to protect yourself while living with an open heart and this book shows you how to use creative visualization for that purpose. The Way of the Empath explores ways to understand empathy and how to use mystical, spiritual, and imaginative insight to better understand our place in the universe. You'll learn how to see the unseen and welcome the mysteries of life through psychic events and fun encounters. With a guiding hand, The Way of the Empath covers how to: Put yourself in a state of receiving Take note of synchronistic events and signs Protect yourself Change your perceptions of reality Access intuitive knowing through creative drawing and journaling This book will allow you to experience synchronicity and serendipity while living with great zeal and mirth—the sign of true heart-centered intelligence!

Reviving Our Indigenous Souls

By Cathie G. Stivers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1504395425
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 429
  • Pdf File: reviving-our-indigenous-souls.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Indigenous is neither a culture nor a people. Its a way. The indigenous way is the embodied ancient memory of how to be fully human, and its encoded in your soul, no matter who your ancestors are. Hidden deep and dormant within your indigenous soul is your identity and your lifes purpose, longing for you to remember them and put them into action. Reviving Our Indigenous Souls: How to Practice the Ancient to Bring in the New can help you do both, as you learn the origin, meaning, and application of 31 common verbs that collectively capture what it means to be fully human; visualize via illustrated appendices the interplay of the physical and spiritual aspects of your indigenous soul at work; discover how ancient wisdom and timeless practices have already defined and shaped you and will forever do so; follow the cues for reflection to discern the meaning that each chapter brings to your own life; and engage in recommended practices to achieve success in reviving your own indigenous soul. At this unprecedented time in planetary and cosmic history, you are needed. You are whole and sufficient, gifted and powerful. You are enough, and you are called to go out into the world and be enough. Let Reviving Our Indigenous Souls remind you of the former and guide you through the latter.

The First Love Story

By Bruce Feiler
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698409957
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 678
  • Pdf File: the-first-love-story.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham comes a revelatory journey across four continents and 4,000 years exploring how Adam and Eve introduced the idea of love into the world, and how they continue to shape our deepest feelings about relationships, family, and togetherness. Since antiquity, one story has stood at the center of every conversation about men and women. One couple has been the battleground for human relationships and sexual identity. That couple is Adam and Eve. Yet instead of celebrating them, history has blamed them for bringing sin, deceit, and death into the world. In this fresh retelling of their story, New York Times columnist and PBS host Bruce Feiler travels from the Garden of Eden in Iraq to the Sistine Chapel in Rome, from John Milton’s London to Mae West’s Hollywood, discovering how Adam and Eve should be hailed as exemplars of a long-term, healthy, resilient relationship. At a time of discord and fear over the strength of our social fabric, Feiler shows how history’s first couple can again be role models for unity, forgiveness, and love. Containing all the humor, insight, and wisdom that have endeared Bruce Feiler to readers around the world, The First Love Story is an unforgettable journey that restores Adam and Eve to their rightful place as central figures in our culture's imagination and reminds us that even our most familiar stories still have the ability to surprise, inspire, and guide us today.

Walk With Me

By Cathy AJ Hardy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525584022
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 518
  • Pdf File: walk-with-me.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Full of practical advice, personal reflections, and spiritual inspiration, Walk with Me is an indispensable resource for Spiritual Directors and their directees. Those in fields such as coaching, hospice work, or chaplaincy work will find this text helpful and inspiring as well. Cathy AJ Hardy shares from her own experiences with “spiritual companions” and from her time as a Spiritual Director to others. By covering issues such as trauma, projecting, and masculine and feminine energies, she engages a wide variety of readers at different points on the spiritual journey. Well organized and clearly written, this book will make a valuable addition to the libraries of professionals and lay people alike.

The Intersubjective Turn

By Olen Gunnlaugson,Charles Scott,Heesoon Bai ,Edward W. Sarath
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 1438467680
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 315
  • Pdf File: the-intersubjective-turn.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Examines key theoretical aspects of the emerging field of second-person contemplative education. A first of its kind, this book maps out current academic approaches in higher education to second-person contemplative education, which addresses contemplative experience from an intersubjective perspective. Until recently, contemplative studies has emphasized a predominantly first-person standpoint, but the expansion and embrace of second-person methods provides a distinctive learning context in which collective wisdom and shared learning can begin to emerge from dialogue among students and groups in the classroom. The contributors to this volume, leading researchers and practitioners from a variety of institutions and departments, examine the theoretical and philosophical foundations of second-person contemplative approaches to instruction, pedagogy, and curricula across various scholarly disciplines.